September 19th is Suffrage Day, the anniversary of the day in 1893 when women in Aotearoa were the first in the world to gain the right to vote in parliamentary elections. I think it’s important that this day be marked, and I have plans to go to a commemoration at the Kate Sheppard Memorial at 12.30pm. However it’s cold outside and rain is forecast, so I may just decide to stay home in the warmth. Either way, those women who fought for our right to vote are in my mind today and I honour them for what they did.
“Kate Sheppard and her friends fought hard
they’ve rightly earned our high regard.”